Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee today about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. One cable news network didn't cover it.
MSNBC covered it.
CNN covered it:
As the banners on the screens above indicate, Brennan made some news during his testimony. He said there were interactions between the Trump campaign and Russians that made him concerned and that he thought there was sufficient evidence to warrant a probe.
But here's what Fox News aired during the testimony:
Update: FoxNews.com has posted a clip from the hearing but it's not clear to me that it was aired in real time. I switched channels several times during the hearing and never saw the hearing aired.
Update: In the comments below, regular reader Eyes on Fox said he saw part of the hearing aired. All I can say is that every time I turned to Fox during the hearing (at least 10 times), they were not airing it. And they were certainly not airing it at the time I got these screen grabs.
It’s funny. The streaming service I use automatically took me back to ~11:30 am yesterday when I tuned back to Fox News hours later in the afternoon. It reminded me that after Fox cut away from Brennan live they left the hearing video streaming in a tiny onscreen box during live coverage of the Mulvaney budget blarney-fest. It was like an unintentional satire of how FoxNews covers Trump. 😉
No offense taken. I had an update with the clip from FoxNews.com and maybe that part aired in real time.
As I said in my post, I switched back and forth many times, both on computer and on the TV and never saw Fox airing the hearing.
But I’ll note your comments in the body of the post.
Maybe I’m interpreting what you’re saying here incorrectly, but I’m pretty sure I caught Fox News this morning broadcast some of the Brennan hearing live. For example, Trey Gowdy’s questioning and a lawyer deferred to by a Congressman before that.
Certainly it wasn’t continuous coverage – e.g., Fox cut to the live Mulcaney budget blarney-fest – and I tuned out before the hearing was over so I don’t know how much they ignored in total. But I’d be careful saying Fox “isn’t airing the Brennan hearing”. It sounds absolute. No offense.